It felt like rein-deer!

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The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is Stitching – Real or Faux.Plus you can use any medium you like and it doesn’t have to be paper.We have the fabulous Bunny Zoe’s Crafts and Sweet as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

This time I’ve gone way out of my comfort zone!Now,to say I’m really not known for my needlework skills is a putting it mildly…but once I saw this cute craft project in a UK based charity mag,Candis,I subscribe to I really wanted to push myself to the limit.This is a Cath Kidston design but I have put my own spin on it and thrown in some of my own ideas.I’ve changed the colours of the felt and added buttons for his eyes and nose (to make him more Rudolph like).The bow on the original was also made from felt but as I love gingham and it’s soooo Christmassy I just had to make him a ribbon one to match his red nose!I also stitched a jingly bell (yes,it really does jingle!) onto that as an extra detail.This makes it go perfectly with my red and gold themed tree too!I did enjoy making this and not having much experience or skill it was a great learning curve and made me think on how best to things.I’d definitely like to make more of these 😀

Supplies :

Felt : From stash (bought for making die cut pieces for my cards originally)
Buttons : Brown from Woodware Coffee and Cream,Red from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig
Ribbon : Three Kings Ribbon Burgundy 10mm Gingham Ribbon
Bell : Woodware Mini Bells
Thread : We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss in Brown and Red Embroidery Thread  for my stash (split down to 3 strands)
Brown Waxed Cord : From stash
Stuffing : Left over  from a kit one of my kids had
Pattern and Inspiration : Candis Magazine and Cath Kidston

Some challenges this is for :

Anything But A Card Challenge : Celebrating the Light or Seasonal Holiday
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Great Impressions : Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas ( made with love for my family!)
PanPastel UK Challenge : Song/Carol Title – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (what else?!lol)
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Projects
Di’s Digis Designs : Christmas Creation – Anything but a card
Brown Sugar : You have me in Stitches
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers :Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Craft Us Crazy : Christmas/Winter and/or Favourite Embellishment (ginham ribbon is my fave embellie!)
MilkCoffee Challenge : Holiday Decorations
Paper Play :  Christmas is coming (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Shelly’s Images : Christmas is in the air
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes, Christmas Ornament Optional
Creative Moments : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Christmas inspired (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Decorate to Celebrate : Holiday Party
Stampavie and More : Anything but square  (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Whimsy Inspiration : Festive
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Christmas
Flourishes : An Altered Christmas (Anything But A Card)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything But A Card + Blog Candy
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Holiday Spirit
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Christmas * TIP : When stuffing something small and intricate like this it’s easier to do it stitching as you go.I also found the blunt end of a pokey/pricking tool useful to push the stuffing into smaller areas such as the legs,ear,nose and tail so as not to leave any gaps*
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything But A Card
Artistic Inspirations :  Anything Goes (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Crafty Boots : Christmas (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Lollipop Crafts : Happy Holidays
Totally Stampalicious : Anything BUT a Card (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Whoopsi Daisy : Use Up Your Stash – everything has been stored in my stash for a long time,some for many years! (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
*Please note as this is not my usual type of papercraft project I have tried to be careful to follow the rules on any of the blogs I have entered this into.If this is not suitable or I have in any way broken the rules this has not been intentional and I apologise in advance.Please be kind if I have got anything wrong,thank you.*

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margreet
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:39:00

    Awwww Lisa, what a darling reindeer!! thanks for sharing with Wags ‘n Whiskers!
    xxx Margreet


  2. Abbie
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 13:41:06

    He is so cute, just love him. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx


  3. Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 14:03:27

    Oh Dear (could not resist) I like the felt Deer with the added buttons.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”


  4. Dionne
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 15:57:19

    Your little tree decoration is so cute, he is adorable.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Merry Christmas.



  5. Diana rothar fernandez
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 17:55:54

    Very very cool ornament! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card!


  6. Darlene
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 18:39:04

    Great little ornament! Very creative!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at TTCRD!


  7. Penny
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 20:07:34

    What a darling ornament! He looks very tiny, too! Hard to stitch such little items! :^) Love the details you added to him, especially his bell & gingham bow. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


  8. carol
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:36:21

    aw how cute, looks lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol


  9. ~ginny
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 02:24:21

    Hey Lisa! I think you had a wonderful idea to “stitch” a dear deer! Jenn made a very nice description: “You may use any medium you like and it does NOT have to be paper :)” Good for you for going off the beaten path!


  10. Eileen
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 04:56:46

    I just adore him !! .. very lovely Rudolf!
    Just great for our PanPastels Challenge .
    E xxx


  11. crystal roefs
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 07:47:24

    This is a lovely ornament for your tree. Super cute. Thanks for sharing with us over at Stampin with the dragon. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Crystal


  12. Ruth
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:47:45

    He is so cute, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight
    Ruth x


  13. Pauline
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 14:52:41

    He is just the cutest little reindeer ever, gorgeous Lisa.


  14. Michelle
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 17:47:03

    So cute this little reindeer.
    Lovely greetings Michelle xxx


  15. valeftq
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 20:59:55

    so cute and sweet!
    thanks for sharing at Craft us Crazy


  16. Claire newcombe
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 23:33:59

    WEll done for trying something different, it is so lovely to make your own xmas decorations.

    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy this week.
    Claire x


  17. Bonnie Irvine
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 00:43:19

    He is adorable. Love the buttons and the gingham ribbon. Love him! Kudos for going out of your comfort zone, too.


  18. Sherrie K
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 05:34:24

    Oh wow, what a FUN ornament:) I love your sweet deer!
    Thanks for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!
    DTC_Guest Designer
    Sherrie K


  19. Amy :) at
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 19:32:29

    Precious!! What an absolutely adorable ornament and sure to be a special treasure in the years to come!! 🙂

    Thanks so much for offering such wonderful inspiration for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog! A new challenge starts TODAY!! Hope we’ll see more from ya!! 🙂

    Amy 🙂 at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!


  20. Jackie Smith
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 15:43:15

    What a really beautiful ornament that will hang on a tree for many years! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly’s Images!


  21. Lisa M
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 12:57:53

    OH MY GOODNESS…kudos to you on making this precious reindeer! I think it’s sensational and how adorable it looks with the added embellishments; you would NEVER know you went outside your comfort zone. I think it’s just wonderful on your tree too! Super nice job and thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and leaving that very resourceful tip!
    Lisa xx


  22. Sue Kment
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 05:21:17

    Oh wowser, this crafty reindeer really caught my eye! I would say you did a great job on this! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment


  23. Manderly
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 20:33:05

    Love your project…..He is so darn cute! Thanks much for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!


  24. Tammy A.
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 20:48:15

    Awww he is so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Wags ‘n Whiskers!
    Tammy x


  25. Teresa
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 18:32:30

    Absolutely beautiful, Thanks for playing along at the Joanna Sheen With love at Christmas challenge and A Merry Christmas to you. Hugs Teresa xx


  26. Christy Skinner
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 17:17:08

    This is just such a beautiful addition to the tree….fabulous job! 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!


  27. Elaine
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 14:22:46

    Wow this is incredible, well done! Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, hope to see you again soon! Have a fabulous New Year! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have new candy if you would like to pop by and enter 🙂


  28. Loz ♥
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 23:56:26

    Hehe, what a sweetie! thanks for playing along with Whimsy Stamps Challenge 🙂


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